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Stove and Range: The Island

La Cornue, the esteemed French artisan producer of handmade custom ranges, sells this island range and stovetop with solid walnut drawers for a suggested retail price of $103,150 as pictured at left. For an additional price, a two-line inscription can also be added. The company, which has been around since 1908, is known for its exceptional ranges and ovens that have the capabilities of other convection ovens but without a fan, so that food does not dry out. The ranges and ovens can be personalized down to the trims, railings, and details like including polished or brushed brass, allowing owners to make this range their own. But don’t look at it like a splurge — these ranges are meant to be passed down for generations, so it’s really more of an investment.

La Cornue